Nepal | April 20, 2019

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  • Science & Technology

    Groundbreaking Indian Ocean science mission reaches an end

    VICTORIA, SEYCHELLES: The British-led Nekton scientific mission on Thursday completed a seven-week expedition in the Indian Ocean aimed at documenting changes beneath the waves that could affect billions of people in the surrounding region over the coming decades. Little is known about the watery...

  • Lifestyle

    South Korean babies born December 31 become 2-year-olds next day

    DAEJEON: Just two hours after Lee Dong Kil's daughter was born on New Year's Eve, the clock struck midnight, 2019 was ushered in, and the infant became 2-years-old. She wasn't alone, though it happened for her quicker than most: Every baby born in South Korea last year became 2 on January 1. ...

  • PERSPECTIVES

    Mountains bring us together

    KATHMANDU: Mountains are generally considered barriers that isolate and divide. Their formidable physicality presents challenges for development and the delivery of goods and services. Some mountain ranges mark international borders. However, if we zoom out we also begin to see a certain unit...

  • Oddities

    Oscar win seen ending shame about menstruation that puts women at risk

    NEW DELHI: Giving an Academy Award to a documentary about periods set in India will help shatter the monthly shame that impacts millions of women globally, with some even dying in isolation while menstruating, health campaigners said on Monday. The Netflix film "Period. End of Sentence.", set...

  • Nepal

    Gaumul Rural Municipality freed of chhaupadi

    Bajura, April 19 While chhaupadi tradition in which a woman or a girl is banished from home during her menstrual period is still prevalent in the hilly districts of Far-West Province, Gaumul Rural Municipality in Bajura has got rid of the social evil, thanks to the initiative of local women ...

  • Education

    Actress Lori Loughlin pleads not guilty in college admissions case

    BOSTON: Actress Lori Loughlin on Monday entered a not guilty plea to charges that she participated in a wide-ranging college admissions scam by paying bribes to get her two daughters admitted to the University of Southern California. Loughlin, who starred in the television sitcom “Full House,...